Dr. Kay Traille is an associate professor of History Education and History at Kennesaw State University. She has been teaching and mentoring for several decades in the field. Originally from the United Kingdom, she moved to the USA in 2007. She continues writing and researching in the field of teaching controversial issues and issues concerning students of color and the teaching of history. You can reach her at

Select Articles:

Traille, K.  (2018). Rice and Race: Teaching Controversial issues with Material Culture. Museumedu 6/ Spring 2018, pp. 103-121.

Traille, K, & Roy, B.  (2011). Cultural Competence in Transnational Settings and Quality Education for American Indians: Anatomy of Challenges. Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets. vol. 3 Article 12.

 Traille, K. (2011). Whose History is it Anyway?: Class, Culture, Ethnicity, Gender and Religion.   Primary History vol. 57. p.17. The Historical Association.

Traille, K. (2009). Learning History Hurts. Race Equality Teaching Volume 26, number 2, pp.31-35.

Traille, K. (2008). Primary History and the Curriculum: The perspectives of students of African-Caribbean origin and their mothers. Primary History pp. 19-21, Autumn, The Historical Association.

Traille, K. (2007). You Should Be Proud Of Your History.  They Made Me Feel Ashamed. Teaching History Hurts. Teaching History. pp. 31-37.


Traille, K. (2020). Teaching History to Black Students in the United Kingdom. New York: Peter Lang.

Traille, K. (2019).Hearing their Voices: Teaching History to Students of Color. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

Select Presentation:

“Making a difference: Implicit Bias and History Education,”

Keynote Speaker Euro Clio European Association of History Educators. The Hague, Netherlands, 30 April 2021. Online.

“Historical Challenges of Education and Race,” Presenter Kerkenootchap der Zevende Adventisten, Landelijik Kantoor Nederlande Unie. 15 March 2021. Online.

“Teaching History to Students of Color/Colour” Institute of Education, University of London, UK. 27 January 2020. Online.

Clapback from the Crit: Sister Resisters Navigating Exclusionary Spaces and Invisible Identities.” World Educational Research Association 2019: Focal Meeting in Tokyo Future of Democracy and Education: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide. 5-8 August 2019.

‘Effects of International Student Teaching Experiences on US Classroom Practice.’ Presenter at the Association of Teacher Educators annual conference, Accountability: Making it Meaningful.” February 13-16 2016, Chicago IL. USA

“Approaching World History through Fantasy, Origins and Eras.” Presenter at the Beijing Normal University and the Institute of Education University of London international conference ‘Learning in a Changing World.’ November 21-22, 2014 London, United Kingdom. USA.